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Title: (Unknown) Leone documentary?
Post by: Sentenza on September 12, 2005, 02:41:45 AM
This is aimed at the documentary experts in residence here. ;)

German cable tv channel broadcasted a documentary about Sergio Leone last Saturday, incl. interviews with Claudia Cardinale, Tonino Delli Colli, Clint Eastwood, Andrea Leone, Eli Wallach, and of course the man himself. Quite a few of the interview snippets showed Leone speaking French, so these might have been made for French tv originally.

Unfortunately, however, the whole thing was heavily edited and it only covered Leone's life and career up to the making of "GiĆ¹ la testa". The ending appeared to be cut off as well, so there's probably more to it. Has anybody heard of this documentary before and might be able to tell where it originates from (country, broadcaster etc.)?

Any help appreciated. :)
Title: Re: (Unknown) Leone documentary?
Post by: mike siegel on November 01, 2005, 03:16:35 PM
Hi Sentenza,
on my way to find more information about this documentary I stumpled over this website - and find another guy who obviousely hasn't got any luck yet  :-\

I'd say it WAS made in France - CC speaks french during the interview, the news-clips were from french TV and they used only french poster artworks. I assume it's from 1993-95. Eli states that GBU is almost 30/28 years old...


' love to see the whole piece! Much better than the other too (VIVA LEONE and the other one... not enough of the lion himself in those shows. And the location stuff from that french thing were quite good too!

THOUSANDS OF LEONE BUFFS, nobody knows anything?

By the way, those bits with Leone walking around in Trastevere and standing next to Morricone came from an Italian TV-special on Leone from the 80's. KNOW WHERE TO FIND THAT ONE? That must have been the one with the OUTIA behind the scenes footage.

I can offer a German 6 minute TV-piece on Morricone from 1974 - there's also a minute or two with Leone in his house (german voice over).



Title: Re: (Unknown) Leone documentary?
Post by: HEX on November 01, 2005, 06:30:11 PM
nice to have u aboard MIKE.
i remember reading this post that SENTENZA put up just after starting here a little over a month ago. thanks for bringing it back into our minds.

but i am afraid that if it got no answer then, it will get no answer now. :(

but here is hoping.
Title: Re: (Unknown) Leone documentary?
Post by: cigar joe on November 01, 2005, 08:52:51 PM
Post it in the question for the French People thread.  8)